NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo


NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo chief conductor PAAVO JÄRVI

Paavo Järvi
An Interview with
Paavo Järvi

"It is certainly a very important work, and one that influenced Mahler" - Paavo Järvi tells us why Hans Rott's Symphony No.1, which he will conduct in Program A of the February 2019 sub...

Today's Concert

APR 20

Tickets available today

No.1910 Subscription (Program C)

NHK Hall

Kazuki Yamada, conductor - Kishio Hirao / Akio Yashiro / Schönberg

Scheduled Broadcast


Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:00p.m. ~ 11:00p.m.

NHK Educational TV NHK Symphony Orchestra Concert

「No.1906 Subscription (Program A)」

R.Strauss / Violin Concerto d minor op.8

Hans Rott / Symphony No.1 E major

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Alena Baeva, violin

収録 February 9, 2019 NHK Hall


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:00p.m. ~ 9:10p.m.

NHK-FM NHK Symphony Orchestra Concert

「No.1911 Subscription (Program B)」

Shostakovich / Violin Concerto No.1 a minor op.77

Weinberg / Symphony No.12 op.114 “In Memory of Shostakovich” (1976)

Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin

生放送 April 24, 2019 Suntory Hall


ⓒBelinda Lawley


The history of the NHK Symphony Orchestra dates back to October 5th, 1926 when a professional orchestra called the New Symphony Orchestra was formed. After being briefly called the Japan Symphony Orchestra, it was renamed the NHK Symphony Orchestra when it began to receive full financial support from Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in 1951. During those years, the orchestra invited German conductor Joseph Rosenstock as its Chief Conductor, under whose baton the orchestra established the foundation to become Japan’s leading orchestra. Thereafter, the orchestra continually invited many of the world’s most renowned conductors of the time, including Herbert von Karajan, Ernest Ansermet, Joseph Keilberth and Lovro von Matačić, to name but a few, and worked with some of the world’s most celebrated soloists to offer the public innumerable outstanding performances which have become entrenched as part of Japan’s history of classical music. The subscription concerts series, which is the core of its activities, started on February 20th, 1927, and has continued without interruption ever since, even during the Second World War.